Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Cage Quotes from famous authors such as Fallon Fox, Peter Uihlein, Frank Thomas, Dorian Yates, Benson Henderson. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
My role models are every single woman that steps inside of the cage – inside of an octagon, inside a ring, or on a mat – and proves to themselves and to others that they can do what they need to do. Those are my heroes. Those are my sheroes. Those are the people that I look up to.
I went cage diving in South Africa with Great Whites, and that was fun. Sweden was cool.
A Home Run Derby is fun. It’s just like taking batting practice, and you just want to go deep. Guys do it every day. Yes, there’s a little more pressure when they pull that cage back, but if you practice properly, it shouldn’t affect the second half of your season at all.
I would like to get some points across about my sport and hopefully people can understand it a bit more and appreciate what goes into it, instead of being monkey in a cage.
Everybody I step in the cage against I have the utmost respect for.
Put on a camera and put on some whatever, and you’re an actor. Put me in a cage, I’m a fighter. Put me somewhere else – I’m in an ocean, I’m a surfer. I don’t know what I am, I just do it all. And I want to be good at everything.
I used to be in a street fight at least twice a week, so locking me in a cage with somebody, with a set of rules and a referee to jump in if something get ugly, and a time limit, like, it don’t scare me.
I wanted Luke Cage to very much be an African American superhero rather than a superhero that happens to be black. I felt it was important to give him that cultural grounding but also show that it doesn’t make him an obtuse or one-sided character.
Baseball is just a game you go out every single day and try to win, go in the cage every day and stick to your routine and try not to be results-based, even though that’s what the game is based on.
John Cage is someone I got into as a visual artist, before I even knew his music. I don’t think a lot of people even know that he does visual art.
My mother used to tell me, ‘I’m fake thin, but don’t tell anyone.’ I think part of her reputation for dieting too much was to do with her upper body and thoracic cage being thinner than average, thus her thin waist.
What’s cool is when you’re able to give your audience imagination and you don’t have to cage them in like animals.
One person that I really love to wrestle again is AR Fox and Brian Cage again too because those are two of my most favorite matches.
Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
When I was 7 and went to the zoo with my second-grade class, I saw chimpanzee eyes for the first time – the eyes of an unhappy animal, all alone, locked in a bare, concrete-floored, iron-barred cage in one of the nastier, old-fashioned zoos. I remember looking at the chimp, then looking away.
Because Pilates requires you to press your abs toward your spine, you don’t want to allow your lower belly to round and press out as air comes into your lungs. You also don’t want that abdominal lock to force you to breathe shallowly. To breathe correctly, you must expand your rib cage, primarily through your midback.
I have a huge rib cage, which is why I can hold a note out until I’m blue in the face… because I have such a big lung capacity.
I train in the cage all the time. I have my own cage in my gym.
I don’t like the way the cage is set up. I think it’s really dangerous that the metal comes up about three inches off the ground. People were putting their foot on it. I can see it. And I was worried about being taken down and landing backwards with my elbow. and damaging my elbow or even my head.
I’d rather be known for my talent, for what I can do in the cage. I’m sure that will come.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
For me, getting up is an inside job, but it has been hard stepping in the cage with guys who I’ve had to lose against and not a lot to gain.
I have no intentions of getting in a UFC cage at all!
Until I have that belt, defended that belt and left a legacy with my name and what I’ve done in that cage, then I’ll have time to relax and take in what I’ve done.
Since I moved to American Top Team, I feel like I’m the bird that got to escape from its cage, if you know that meaning.
All really great artists, Jackson Pollack, John Cage, Beckett or Joyce – you are never indifferent to them.
Anywhere I go, anywhere I fight it doesn’t matter who’s watching or whatever, it’s me fighting and there’s one guy in the cage you know, that I have to worry about and that’s it.
I always intended the title, ‘WARRIOR,’ to be about spiritual warfare and warrior lives outside of the cage.
The general public may not have an understanding about me and what I do, how I feel about my children, how I feel about my family, how protective I am over my family and children. They just see a big guy in a cage that fights, that knocks people out or this and that.
I’ll be playing a priest in ‘Chavez Cage Of Glory,’ which is a fight movie.
When I face an opponent in the cage, it doesn’t really matter who they are. Whether they’re my buddy, like Scott Jorgensen, or someone I don’t like, like Dominick Cruz, I’m going in there and realizing this guy is trying to hurt me, and that’s what I’m going to do to him. I try to keep it real basic.
Cain’s an animal, man. Cain’s a competitor. I want to spar with Cain because I know if I’m able to hang with him here in the gym, once I get out there in the cage and fight, I mean, I’ve already gone toe-to-toe with Cain Velasquez, you know?
The Luke Cage you saw in Season One was a reluctant hero. He was trying to figure out if he wanted to be a hero in the first place. And then fate intervened and forced him to step up his game.
I’ve worked with ‘Dream Girls’ here in Los Angeles and have done ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ in Vegas, traveled to London in 1999 and South America in 2001.
Once I climbed into a mountain lion’s cage and she bounded at me and put her paw on my face, but she kept her claws withdrawn.
I’ve seen Jay-Z and Kanye West. I’ve seen actors like Tom Hanks and Nicholas Cage.
I will always get a certain thrill of watching bullets bounce off Luke Cage.
Someone like Brian Cage, he’s a gigantic man who is trying to wrestle like me. That’s his mistake because I clearly hold the top card in someone who is wrestling like Matt Sydal.
A lot of people see M.M.A. as this violent cage fighting, and they don’t see it as being two athletes who have put so much time and energy and focus into it.
In ‘Honeymoon in Vegas,’ after Nicolas Cage tells his fiancee that he’s given her away to pay for his gambling debts, she gets into a tizzy as if she were a 6-year-old. I couldn’t believe it.
Luke Cage is seen in ‘Jessica Jones,’ but he doesn’t really come into his own until the ‘Luke Cage’ series. That’s when you really see who he is.
Luke Cage isn’t going to throw a pity party for himself. He literally says to himself, ‘This is the world I’m in. These are the circumstances I have.’ He’s a self-made man. He’s trying to continuously build, and that’s what’s interesting about him. He’s a work in progress.
I got a short – I got a temper. I fight in a cage for a living. There’s a reason people like us are wired slightly different.
I’ve gotten to wrestle some of the best women and men in the world – Brian Cage, AR Fox, Scorpio Sky, Tracy Williams, David Starr.
As fighters, the stark reality is, there’s times in that cage when we want out. There’s times when we’ve had enough and we want out, and we’re able to recognize defeat.
The point at which we worked with some of these actors, they weren’t really stars yet. Nicolas Cage was not a big star when we did Raising Arizona. A lot of these people were also virtually unknown, too, when we worked with them first.
I don’t like being locked in a cage on the creative scale. I need an outlet.
Being in a five-by-seven every day for 365 days a year is more than what the average man could stand. You weren’t built to be in a cage that long.
I began to fear that I was forever going to be living in a hot desert cage, living as and being treated as a male, disappearing from the world into a secret prison, and never facing a public trial.
The Obamas, especially Michelle, have radiated the sense that Americans do not appreciate what they sacrifice by living in a gilded cage. They’ve forgotten Rule No. 1 of politics: No one sheds tears for anyone lucky enough to live at the White House.
In a perfect world, if I can get conversations done at a batting cage, there’s exactly the place I want to be.
A lot of people like to trash talk, but I don’t. I like to use my movements inside the cage to do my talking.
Luke Cage is a beast, man. You can’t take that guy down no matter what.
I don’t put the truth in a cage. I try to find a way to release it.
I’d always thought Cage’s ‘Root of an Unfocus’ would be great in a movie.
On my keychain, I have a citrine crystal in a tiny cage. It’s for protection and good vibes.
When I got into UFC, it was an unbelievable feeling. When I got inside the cage, ‘Big’ John McCarthy – a guy who I was watching back when Royce Gracie was fighting – was the referee. I was able to earn a quick submission win. It was perfect.
It makes everything worth it; every weight that you lifted in the offseason, every swing that you took in the cage. When you feel like you came through for your team, and you see the joy on their faces, there’s nothing like it.
I’m going to leave it all out in the cage and know that I’m trying to finish my opponent, even knowing that most of my time it ain’t going to be a finish.
You can’t go into the cage and not love it, and you can’t go in there unprepared. You have to prepare.
I’m just a regular guy, and I think sometimes the persona of an MMA fighter are these superstars who are larger-than life-characters. I’m just me and I only try to be me, a normal guy who is interested in a lot of things and happens to have a talent for fighting in a cage.
I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.
The thing about Luke Cage that makes him different is – on the surface is he’s a hero for hire; Luke Cage wants to get paid. Luke Cage in the comic books is like, ‘I’m doing this stuff. It’s all well and good, but I gotta make a dollar.’
I think other fighters can see that I’ve had hardships, in and out of the cage, and I’ve persevered and pushed forward. If other people can take that and incorporate it into their lives, then obviously that is rewarding for me to see.
I can picture it now, where I grew and me playing in the cage where I used to play. To see what I’ve achieved and where I’ve been, the countries I’ve seen, tournaments I’ve played in, players I’ve played against, it’s incredible.
Travelling to make television programmes means I have some unusual food memories. In Pasto, Colombia, I was taken to a restaurant where I chose my meat for the evening from a cage of white rats. It tasted perfectly good – like rabbit.
I’ve always been a big fan of Georges. I’ve admired his style and kind of the way he carries himself, and I’m honored to get in there and challenge him for the belt and step in the cage with him.
Our Luke Cage is a black hero, not a hero who happens to be black.
I didn’t sit around thinking, ‘I’d love to play Luke Cage,’ but when the character was presented, I did my research, and I was just like, ‘This is a real gift. He’s a great character, and I’m happy to have a chance to take a crack at him.’
When I first started painting, I had an interesting nightmare about Cleveland – I dreamed the houses there were encased in this free-floating cage structure. I guess Cleveland was a confining place for me, even though my parents weren’t too conservative.
Really, the arc for the first season of ‘Luke Cage’ is ‘hero.’ How does one become a hero? What does one feel about being a hero? How does one live their life and eventually go through the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross stages of grief until the acceptance is, ‘Fine, I’m a hero.’ This is what it is.
My relationship with my dad was complex, especially when I came out. The years of verbal abuse, all of it drink-fuelled, were difficult. Later, though, he came to see me on stage in ‘La Cage aux Folles’ – one of his favourite shows – and loved it. Theatre won him over and he accepted me in the end.
I’m a nasty human being when I step into that cage, but before that I could care less.
Nobody wants to be trapped inside that cage me. They don’t want to be cut by my elbows, they don’t want to get hit by any of my kicks and they don’t want their conditioning checked by me.
Every time you step into a different cage, you can feel the difference.
Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!
The whole bad-boy image was for the cage, and that’s it. It wasn’t an act because it came from a passion for fighting.
It takes a lot of courage in that cage no matter who you are.
I just felt that Danny Rand within the Luke Cage universe… I just felt that he was going to be dope.
When you get in the cage with me, you’d better be ready to go 35 minutes, not just 15.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
Fighting in the ring or cage is very much different from fighting in the street. Fighting in the street is very much fueled by anger, pride, and male dominance and ego.
To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, hollering, ‘What’s it for?’
Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.
It gives us a look into a world that’s very much like ‘Traffic’ was for drugs, this movie is for gun running. Dark at times, but I think Nic Cage is an incredible person to watch and very entertaining.
I have never been in a cage fighting UFC. It would be nice to try.
For a wrestler, I think it is much better to fight in the ring than in the cage. The cage has more advantage for the stand up fighter.
The cage is bigger than the ring, and it’s a little bit different.
‘The Wire’ is, by far, my favorite television show of all time. And I’ve always said that my aspirations for ‘Luke Cage’ was that it would be ‘The Wire’ of the Marvel television universe.
The thinking of John Cage derived from Duchamp and Dada. I was not interested in that.
I can’t say I’m not guilty of age discrimination when it comes to animals. Like most people I’ve walked into a shelter more than a few times and a magnetic force has pulled me toward those fluffy little puppies in the corner cage.
I don’t want to talk trash about somebody: I want to prove it inside the cage.
I can’t take 200 hacks in the cage before the game. Not because I’ll get tired, but because I’ll hurt myself! I can’t do that. I might get injured.
I’ve gone into cage matches, I’ve gone into Ultimate X, and I’ve said this before: I know exactly what I’ve signed up for, and I’m not afraid of anything in front of me, and I’m willing to do anything and whatever it takes to come out with my hand raised.
I’m doing very well outside the cage.
He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage.
I wanted Season 2 of Luke Cage to be Ice Cube’s ‘Death Certificate,’ or Fugees’ ‘The Score,’ or Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,’ or my favorite, ‘The Low End Theory’ by A Tribe Called Quest.
You can put me in a cage, on a ladder, in any kind of match, and I will persevere. I will find a way.
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
Nicolas Cage is such a phenomenal actor. I’ve been a fan of his forever. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen ‘Moonstruck’ and ‘Wild At Heart.’
A lot of people have always asked, is Penn Cage me? And I say no. There’s an early character in an earlier novel, ‘Mortal Fear,’ that’s closer to me.
The truth is that the performative nature of social media can turn even the simplest conversations into a WWE style cage match with emojis and Internet slang taking the place of pratfalls and over the top costumes.
The first time I came to New York in 1952, I was busy with music. I made the acquaintance at this period with John Cage, and also the acquaintance of Varese for the first time. We were very good friends. He gave me some scores, and we recorded them a little later.
In the grand scheme of things, fighting people in the cage is not that big of a deal, I know. It’s not a hero profession even though its treated as one. It’s not being a soldier or police officer or paramedic of firefighter or anything.
I was in ‘Seussical,’ and I was in a cage onstage in a purple yarn suit singing backup, and I was like: ‘I’ve had it. I can’t do this anymore.’ I will say for the record that I did love the show, but I was like: ‘I want to do something else. I need a little more.’
For ‘Luke Cage,’ of course, I was familiar with Power Man and Iron Fist. I read the comics. That was really more stuff that you read for fun. It wasn’t that you read either of those comics for profound moments, although they have profound moments.
Even though my approach is slightly different, the Luke Cage of ‘Jessica Jones’ is no stranger to the Luke Cage of Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage.’ It’s really a continuation to a certain extent. It’s just got a little different flavor, but it’s still the same suit.
I think for hundreds of years or for a much longer time, people have been fighting, professional athletes have been fighting in a ring. So it’s just the way it should be. There’s no sense in making it a cage.
I have a cage at home, I have a cage at all the gyms I train.
Obviously UFC was one of those kind of dreams that we weren’t sure if we were ever going to reach, so for us, the biggest belt was the Cage Contender belt.
Whether I like them or I don’t like them, it makes no difference for me. Whoever is standing across the cage from me, that’s who is going to go down.
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
I always take everything serious when it comes to my career and my life, but this decision to go back to the cage is a big decision for me.
Everything that happens inside the cage is very quick and the fighter acts more by reflex than by reasoning.
I have taxidermy pets that are very close to me. I have a little lizard with a head that comes on and off that I call Nicolas Cage because his face is long. And I have a big diamondback rattlesnake called Rufus, and I have some rats in jars and stuff.
I love Nic Cage. He was so much fun to work with.
It was dreadful. They tried to put the little redhead in a cage.
When I was at IMPACT and X Division Champion, my neck wasn’t able to handle the workload and after losing the belt to Brian Cage in a match I just realized my neck just can’t handle this anymore.
There aren’t a lot of African-American superheroes. I’ve been reading comics since I was eight or nine years old. Luke Cage stood out.
I’ve got the knowledge and experience to know what’s going on in the cage or the ring. And I know how to entertain an audience and how to use the microphone. I know my market.
I think anyone in New York City could look at Luke Cage and say, ‘Hey, this guy could help me out.’ I don’t want him to just seem like a relevant hero for only black people.
Penn Cage I think of as annoyingly righteous sometimes. He’s almost too good.
I barely leave my cage, my house.
We used to have endless discussions with journalists about that: ‘Why are you calling it noise? It’s not noise, it’s music,’ and make references to everybody from John Cage to whoever.
I had the world’s greatest childhood. I used to hang around by the batting cage and have Hank Aaron ask me how my Little League team was doing.
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
I was never late to a show more often than ‘La Cage.’ Because I lived close, and I didn’t really do anything in that show.
I want to thank all of my opponents. Iron sharpens iron, and every great victory or crushing defeat occurred because there was someone who trained hard and had the courage to meet me across the cage.
When you fight me, you aren’t going to be able to be so careful. They better block their face and knock me out. I’m going to hit them, kick them. I’m going to come forward. They’ll have to run, literally run, backwards. That’s the only way to get away from me. And eventually you’re going to run into the cage.
The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon.
One of my aims was to be paid as well as a plumber. Plumber was better-paid than any performance artist who was always doing this for free. It is so important to make a good living from art. You know, John Cage, until he was 60, he couldn’t pay electricity.
The reason I keep making so many musical metaphors with ‘Luke Cage’ is that I don’t view it as much a television show as I do a concept album with dialogue.
The hardest fights I’ve had have been in the gym, not in the cage. It keeps you motivated. One day, you’ll go in and feel like you can beat anybody in the world. The next day, you kind of get humbled. That’s what keeps us coming back to train more and more.
Aspen Ladd is quite the enigma. She looks and acts like a Girl Scout out of the cage, but in there she is an absolute beast.
I like fighting, man. I didn’t get into this sport not to fight. I enjoy fighting; I actually enjoy getting in the cage.
I feel I represent my country: not only my country but all former U.S.S.R. countries because I have very big fan base here, and I have more than a billion Muslim fans. I feel I represent these guys all around the world. My fans. This gives me very good energy. When I go to the cage, I think about these people.
When I get in that cage and fight, that’s not me. It’s somebody else. It’s like a light switch that turns on.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He’s one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.
When people are pushing me against the cage, in the past I was more susceptible to allowing it to happen because I had that jiu-jitsu mentality that I’m not going to grind back.
Having Styles and Sheek as my brothers and my partners makes it easier to work with anybody ’cause that’s the bar of bars right there. Being in the sandwich of them two, you can throw me in the cage with lions and I’ll feel comfortable because everyday I’m at bloodsport with them.
I don’t think Luke Cage as a superhero is something that has changed dramatically from the ’70s to now. He’s a black man going through the same thing as other people of colour – it’s just that he has superpowers.
I got access to a private tour of the zoo. I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend.
‘Luke Cage’ came out in 1972 at the height of the blaxploitation era. It was a literary response to this notion of blaxploitation movies. It was the first time in American culture that Hollywood was embracing black movies.
Anyone that’s watched my career knows that I finish fights and that I’m one scary dude to be in the cage with.
We know that we can’t make contact with the baseball with our front foot not firmly planted in the ground. So, in our cage drills we work on being on time and not rushing this action.
I think, as a professional, inside the cage you can fix anything.
I remember when I first came out, it was like half and half, half the female fighters were like, ‘I understand why she did it, and I’ll fight her,’ and half said I shouldn’t be in the cage and said horrible, horrific transphobic comments about me.
A gender line… helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.
There was a three-year chunk as a teen where I should have been tranquilized and put in a cage.